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Support Hot Docs

Like many cultural events and venues around the world, Hot Docs has taken the unprecedented step of postponing our Festival and suspending operations at our Cinema until the current COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Given the situation’s uncertainty, it is difficult to commit to a timeframe for returning to normal operations. We will only proceed once health authorities lift restrictions on large public gatherings and we’re assured of the safety of all participants.

As a non-profit cultural organization, Hot Docs heavily relies on box office revenue in our mission to support documentary filmmakers and expand audiences for their valuable work.

In addition to operating our Cinema and Festival, this mission also sees us administering production funds and professional development programs for filmmakers from underrepresented and marginalized communities, providing teachers and over 120,000 students with access to free documentaries and educational resources, and spearheading accessibility initiatives at our Festival, among many other worthwhile activities.

We don’t yet know what impact COVID-19 will have on Hot Docs and our ability to carry out these activities in the future. Like many other cultural organizations, we fear the impact will be severe.

If you are able to, please consider supporting Hot Docs and our mission right now by becoming a member or making a donation.




If you are having difficulties, please contact Byron at [email protected].

Hot Docs is a registered charity (895921880-RR0001), and issues full tax receipts for donations of $20 and over. Thank you so much for your support.

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